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PICTURES: Dingwall Primary pupils lead the way with learning on environment to coincide with COP26

By Louise Glen

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PUPILS at a Ross-shire school have been learning all about the environment.

As part of their curriculum, youngsters are making plans to reduce their impact.

Sara Macaskill, a principal teacher at Dingwall Primary School , said: "There has been some great learning around climate change that we are proud of at Dingwall Primary.

"This has been a project that children have enjoyed and we have timed it to coincide with COP26, pupils have been very motivated about their learning. It is great to have posters in both English and Gaelic.

"We have worked with the Woodland Trust and we have 400 trees donated to the school and will be planted in a fenced-off area of the playground."

Tress to be planted are silver birch, rowan, hawthorn and wild cherry.

Kevin Raistrick, head teacher, said: "The trees are a gift from our current children to children of the future."

Pupils have made posters and appeared in a short video calling for climate action.

They have made life-sized cut outs of Greta Thunberg, the 18-year-old activist who is at the conference in Glasgow, and of environmental ambassador and broadcaster David Attenborough, who is in attendance at a number of fringe events.

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